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How Jealousy Affects Open Relationships

Jealousy. It’s the one topic that comes up every time anybody has ever tried to talk about open relationships. I’m not even exaggerating: Every. Time. And it’s not without good reason – jealousy is an issue that inevitably develops in any relationship, polyamorous or monogamous. After all, the definition of jealousy – the fear of losing something or somebody that we love – is an obvious (and healthy!) consequence of loving in the first place.

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Is it Time for Group Marriages Yet?

Like a lot of people, I was thrilled to hear that the Supreme Court overturned the Defense Of Marriage Act. While I’m hopelessly heterosexual myself, I’ve been deeply invested in the gay rights struggle for nearly two decades now, and seeing the amount of change that’s happened in our culture regarding the perception and treatment of lesbians and gays is nothing short of astounding.

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Why Do Monogamous People Support Cheating?

Let me begin with a story: several years ago, I was sitting in a bar with some friends who had brought along some people I’d never met before. One of them, a woman I’ll call Judy, sat next to me and struck up a conversation. It didn’t take long before I noticed a definite mutual attraction, so I made it a point to bring up early on that I had a girlfriend. It was my first polyamorous relationship, though, so I was still uncertain on how to bring up that detail, so I waited to bring it up at a later time (which was definitely my biggest mistake in this story).

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